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When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, aguard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering fromher slumbers. But she will never wake again—for aheavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her featuresalmost beyond recognition. What is more, herprecious rubies are missing.
The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband,Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so hestages an eerie reenactment of the journey, completewith the murderer on board. . . .
I am really enjoying this book and find it difficult to put it down.
It is very intriguing and a good guessing game. I fully recommend reading it.
The book offers all of the usual Agatha Christie touches: Hercule Poirot in fine form; a young woman who ends up getting married; a few rogues; and numerous likely suspects. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by E. Clinton
I just finished reading this book and I very much enjoyed it. The characters are well developed, although from many areas of the world and the setting flits around. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by "ali346"
There's little doubt as to why Agatha Christie personally dislikes this book. Charming and warm though it is, this book is not the most exciting Christie book I've ever... Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by "amigoro"
I thought it was pretty good, much better than the "Tuesday Club Murders". The ending was not all that contrived, as stories go, and the characters interesting and developed. Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2003 by Neri
Christie felt that The Mystery of the Blue Train was her weakest book and in fact stated on occasion that she hated it. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Lisa Bahrami
Actually, I think this book is well written, but I think it does not have that personality that Agatha Christie used to write in her books. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2002 by Mario Gonzalez Dorado
Of all her novels, Agatha Christie reportedly felt MYSTREY OF THE BLUE TRAIN was her weakest effort. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2001 by Gary F. Taylor
I have to admit, this one left me a bit confused and uninspired. The final whereabouts of the Heart Afire ruby were a bit vague and I'm not sure how it ended up with who it did,... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2001 by JR